Do BP Shareholders Have Rights?
Written By: Terence Jeffrey | Posted: Tuesday, July 6th, 2010
When eight British soldiers were indicted in Boston for murder in 1770 after five people were shot to death in a rioting crowd that was pelting the soldiers with projectiles, a young lawyer named John Adams took up the soldiers' case because he had a point to prove: Americans believed in - and lived by - the rule of law.
"The law, in all vicissitudes of government, fluctuations of the passions or flights of enthusiasm, will preserve a steady undeviating course; it will not bend to the uncertain wishes, imaginations and wanton tempers of men, " Adams said in his summation to the jury in the trial of the soldiers.
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